One of the most important and timeless jewelry accessories are tennis necklaces and tennis bracelets. In this article you’ll learn what is a tennis necklace, and how tennis necklaces got their name.
A tennis necklace refers to a type of necklace that has a continuous and complete strand of diamonds, for an elegant and classic look that encircles the full neckline. Tennis necklaces can be crafted with small or large diamond stones. Tennis necklaces are most often crafted using white gold, however its common for tennis necklaces to be worn in either yellow or rose gold. The length of tennis necklaces are meant to be worn shorter and closer to the neckline, some popular lengths being 16” or 18.” Tennis necklaces are offered in various diamond grades, and cubic zirconia stones.
In recent years, tennis necklaces became more popular for everyday wear, and not just for special occasions. For this reason, the use of cubic zirconia stones on tennis necklaces have become popular. Miss Jewelry offers a variety of expertly crafted tennis necklaces in both 3mm and 5mm sizes. Inspired by the classic tennis necklace design.
If you’re wondering why is it called a tennis necklace, and if its name has anything to do with the sport of tennis, the answer is yes. At the 1987 US Open, tennis star Chris Evert stopped her match and asked officials for a time out because her diamond bracelet broke and fell off her wrist. Evert didn’t want to continue the match until she found her bracelet. In a post game interview, she referred to the diamond bracelet as her “tennis bracelet.” The nickname quickly caught on, and soon enough everyone wanted to own their own tennis bracelet. Tennis bracelets became glamorous staples for women, prompting the demand for matching necklaces. Tennis necklaces were later crafted to match the look of a tennis bracelet, creating a new trend for matching accessories in both necklace and bracelet designs.